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Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch University

A rugby team from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, NZ visited Springfield in the fall of 1989. The game was played on November 18th and the result was a draw 21-21.

Christchurch has been described as the garden city of New Zealand and more English than England and as pretty as a Constable. Located on the east coast of South Island, its rugby team is a powerhouse in NZ rugby. Over the clubs history, this club has had many representative honors including 23 All Blacks, 21 Black Ferns, 162 NZ Universities (men), 161 Canterbury A (men), 65 Canterbury A (women) and 6 Canterbury Crusaders' players (professional team).

SPRINGFIELD RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB

SPRINGFIELD. MISSOURI

Founded 1983

ITINERARY FOR CANTERBURY UNIVERSITY RUGBY CLUB TOUR

FRIDAY

5:00 ARRIVE PAPPY'S PLACE, KEG ON FRED AND GRAMBO'S PORCH.

6:00 DEPART PAPPY'S PLACE WITH GUESTS TO HOME TO GET THEM SETTLED.

7:00 ARRIVE COORS OF THE OZARKS FOR BEER AND BIG FUN.

11:00 DEPART COORS OF THE OZARKS FOR SITE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

SATURDAY

MORNING FREE TO SITE SEE i.e. BASS PRO OR THE INSIDE OF ANY BAR.

1:00     SMSU VS. PITTSBURG RUGBY MATCH. CLUB WILL HAVE KEG ON SITE.

REMAINDER OF AFTERNOON FREE, MAYBE BACCI BALL AT FRED'S.

7:00     PARTY, VETERNS OF VIETNAM WAR HALL, 299 E. COMMERCIAL.

1:00     DEPART

SUNDAY

MORNING FREE

11:30   ARRIVE OUR PITCH, IN PROPER KIT.

1:00     SRFC VS. CANTERBURY UNIVERSITY

2:30     HOARFU UNDER 25'S VS CANTERBURY UNIVERSITY

6:00     BANQUET, VETERNS OF VIETNAM HALL, 299 E. COMMERCIAL.

YOU ARE TO BRING 2 SIDE DISHES (LARGE) AND SOME BREAD OR SOMETHING.

11:00   DEPART BANQUET FOR SITE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

MONDAY

10:00 DEPART FOR ST. LOUIS

NOTES

 

THESE GUYS ARE BY ENLARGE VERY YOUNG, EARLY 20'S SO PLAN ON HAVING OF BEER ON HAND.

SHOW UP TO THE MATCH ON TIME.

GIVE YOUR GUESTS YOUR ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER AS SOON AS YOU GET HOME.

I REALIZE THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE EXPENSIVE FOR MOST OF YOU BUT IF YOU CAN MAKE DONATION TO HELP OFF SET THE COST OF THE HALL, BEER, FOOD, ETC. IT WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED.

ABOVE ALL HAVE FUN.

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